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General Area in 19122 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Karen Palmer answered:
Roxborough is generally safe. But I am not sure exactly where you are referring. If you want to call me, we can speak more specifically.

Karen Palmer
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Karen Palmer answered:
What section are you looking in? Please call me at 215-828-2729

Karen Palmer
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Robert D Hughes answered:
Try the two links below Drurylaneres. Hope they are helpful?

Best of luck,

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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Amanda Saunders answered:
Hi Chad,

I have had 2 clients make the same commute. Areas that match your needs are Haverford Township, Media Boro, and Lower Merion Township. (all have direct acces to 476 or 76)

What is your price point?

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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Jon Phillips answered:
It depends where exactly your plot of land is. However, you can always take additional water prevention steps; such as, installing multiple sump pumps, french drain, floating slab, waterproofing your basement, etc. ... more
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Ana Barlow answered:

You have a great series of options in the more residentially dense areas of the center city of Philadelphia.

If you are able to be in the city, walk the Washington Square West, Old City, Loft District, Graduate Hospital areas. If you bike or like walking check out Queen Village and Northern Liberties.

If you are doing research online the Center City Philadelphia District website has an excellent depiction of of the center city communities. If you have addtional questions feel free to email me privately, I live and work in Philadelphia proper and would be happy to help you.

Have fun!
Ana Barlow, Coldwell Banker Preferred, Philadelphia
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
jennamcbride answered:
You could find a place for that much in basically all of center city: Washington Square West, Old City, Bella Vista, Queen Village, Rittenhouse, Fitler Square. Parts of Graduate Hospital are good too (stay between 17th and 22nd). Personally, as a female who has lived here for quite a few years, I've felt safest in Wash. Square West...since it's surrounded by good areas and has a ton of foot traffic. The same can be said for Rittenhouse, although you won't get as good of a place for your money. ... more
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
I helped someone buy in the 19130 zip code once, $178k sales price. On their side of the transaction I have $2670.00 for city/county/state transfer taxes (which is 1.5% of that sales price) & $890 for state transfer taxes (.5% of that sales price) - I believe in Pennsylvania it's common for all of those transfer taxes to be split 50/50, so that would mean a total transfer tax of 4%? ... more
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Thu May 5, 2011
Marie Souza Team answered:
Tihansley - You need to contact a Real Estate Attorney who can help you with this process.
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Kathleen Gilmore answered:
Hi Geraldine,
The first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so that you know your price range, and then you can start looking for a house in your approved price range. (unless you're buying cash?).
I would be happy to help direct you through the process and I am familiar with many areas in Philly and the suburbs. If you want to start with a short phone conversation, feel free to call me! I love helping first-time home buyers find their dream home!
Kathy Gilmore
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Fri May 31, 2013
Ryan Quinn answered:
Hi Katy,

Well to begin any search we need to determine what you are budgeting for rent per month. There are plenty of neighborhoods with walking distance to shops and restaurants but there are different budgest for each of these.

I've lived in Philadelphia for the past 11 years and I'm a foody so I can fill you in on all of my favorite restaurants. There are 10 areas of Center City Philadelphia and I've lived in 7 of them. I know the city well.

Call me 215.850.9930 or email me
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
Fred...I am not sure I understand your question. I have done REO work but don't understand the question.
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Bruce Lang answered:
Tom. There are very few lots available. Have you looked at del mar st? I have a client with some lots there if you are interested. Another nice area is on cathedral.
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Jay Cee answered:
This reply is late and you may already have housing but work with social services to find you SSI housing. Social services can also help you apply for Section 8
God bless you
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Kathleen Sheridan answered:
In general FHA does not like escrows for repairs, except in some cases where a repair cannot be completed due to weather condition. You should check with your agent, and your lender to answer your question in your case. ... more
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Due to privacy issues not sure any agent will post a name on a public forum, you can however check local public records department, ask a neighbor(s), ask any local agent offline, etc.
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
James Yoakum, SFR answered:
These guys are great at handling investment deals:
Assurance Abstract Corp.
Phone: 215.331.4200
Fax: 215.331.1662
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Victoria Wilson answered:

I have several appraisers on my team. As you may know, it is best to have appraisers that are familiar with a particular area. Send me an email and I will be happy to share my resources.

Victoria Wilson, Licensed Realtor, Century 21 Alliance,
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Sun Aug 29, 2010
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
Short Term- Temple University Main Campus off campus housing looks stable but there is no inventory in the immediate off campus area. The investor demand is growing and the supply is low which will probably always inflate values there. Keep an eye out for areas East of the off campus section in 19122 all the way to Front Street. The long term outlook there is good due to the thriving neighborhoods East and South.

Long Term- it will take many years before the 2 campus locations merge to create on long strip along Broad Street that is revitalized. The Temple Medical School Campus is too speculative right now for many new and inexperienced investors and it absolutely wont work number wise for people flipping properties. The fear factor must loosen up and the mortgage industry needs to create more/better/less restrictive loan products for investors. There is a huge demand where people are seeking rehabs and development opportunities to build up these neighborhoods & commercial districts but no loans out there for them. Development particularly in the commercial HUBS like those between the 2 Temple Campuses will increase jobs and revenue along that stretch of Philadelphia.

Rent and Hold are the two words that will work in both campus neighborhoods. There is more potential for gain in the long term in the Temple Hospital area IF or WHEN THE HOUSING and MORTGAGE INDUSTRIES improve. Property is cheap in 19140 as well as land and lots.
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Tue Jul 27, 2010
Alexander Shulzhenko, ePro answered:
Hello Nxl16,

I would probably fit in your age bracket, I am in my early 30s. My name is Alex and i work for Advance Realty One. I know that if you want to live near the place that is happening you want to live in Center City, Old City or Museum of Art area. Many clubs, pubs, restaurants to go around and many more sophisticated attractions such as galleries, theaters, museums. Lots of young professionals.
At this age I want to be able to come out from my house and not travel too far. I want to be in the middle of things and that is where you should look.
If avoiding city wage tax is your priority then unfortunately some travel will be required.

Why don't you give me a call so we can discuss your plans. I would love to help you purchase something here.

Alexander Shulzhenko
Advance Realty One
(267) 738 0886
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